This first era of rock and roll dates (more or less) from Eisenhower’s first election in 1952 to The British Invasion in 1964. Doo wop was a signature sound with its beautiful vocal harmonies, beat, and nonsense syllables, but there was a lot of pioneering going on with rhythm and blues, rock and roll, rockabilly, and crossovers from country music. That’s why we go beyond the doo wop genre per se and explore those years. Each blog post is just a mosaic. When put together, the posts start to provide a picture of the time. Please visit the Rec Room for a featured record on the record player, a TV with four channels, and a jukebox with 60+ songs. We have an all request Juke Box Saturday night in the rec room each weekend so you can hear your favorites from the 50s and 60s. There is also a Daily Doo Wop for videos of those golden oldies.

October 24, 2014
"Shake, Rattle and Roll" by Big Joe Turner

Shake, Rattle and Rolling Along

Rock and Roll One of the popular golden oldies from our era is “Shake, Rattle and Roll.” There have been numerous versions, including those by Big […]
September 1, 2014
Drive-In Movie Theaters were a feature of the 1950s

Drive In Theater Trivia

Entertainment History A great icon of this first era of rock and roll was the drive-in movie theater. America was on the move; you could gather […]
August 11, 2014
Fast food: a hamburger, drink and fries

The McDonald Brothers

Food History During the 1950s and this first era of rock n roll, Americans loved their cars and they were on the move. The McDonald brothers […]
April 2, 2014
Vintage TV Tray-Table ad

TV Tray Tables

History In the 1950s, Americans were on the move not only in their cars, but in their homes as well. Eating moved from traditional seating at […]